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The weakening of the immune system is a quite common phenomenon, especially in autumn and winter. Low temperatures and weather changes are not conducive to well-being and do not favor a good health condition. In addition to the ingredients contained in the preparation, it is also worth remembering of regular vitamin D supplementation, which can further strengthen the body and protect us against colds or flu. Allicin – a substance found in Garlic that is responsible for the antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties may also be useful.
Rutoside (synonyms: routine, 3-O-ramnoglukozyd quercetin), a substance selected for the first time from the leaves (Folium Ruta) Mediterranean plant, growing also in Poland - common rue (Ruta greveolens). Rutoside is qualified as a bioflavonoid, beneficially affecting the functioning of blood vessels by inhibiting the action of the enzyme hyaluronidase (reduces the permeability and improves the flexibility of blood vessels) slows down the oxidation of vitamin C. It increases the availability of intestinal bacteria. As a result of its activity, rutoside is modified to 3-O-quercetin glucoside, with bioavailability higher than same rutoside. In the sports supplementation, rutoside antioxidant potential is used and its impact on increasing the immunity of the organism (especially in cases of increased risk of incidence of upper respiratory tract). Rutoside supplementation in sport is used as a component of supplements improving the body's immunity and vitaminizing (in combination with ascorbic acid - vitamin C), available at www.muscle-zone.pl
Dosage: 25 - 10 mg / 24h
PureWay-C, is a special patented formula containing ascorbic acid (vitamin C) and components stabilizing its operation, such as vegetable waxes and bioflavonids complex of citrus fruits (bitter orange and grapefruit). Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a potent antioxidant, is antitoxic (inhibits the development of free radicals and other reactive oxygen species), increasing the immune system (immune) due to the elimination of bacterial contamination risk. Vitamin C prevents rupture of blood vessels, affects the blood cholesterol level. It substantially increases the absorption of non-haem iron. It stimulates the production of collagen. It is used in treatment of injuries, accelerates wound healing. It participates in the synthesis of a number of hormones and neurotransmitters and l-carnitine. Inhibits the growth of cancer cells. Lowers stress levels. Reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease (coronary artery disease). Vitamin C deficiency causes abnormal development of connective tissue, cracking of capillaries, abnormal calcification of bone tissue, strained absorbed iron, scorbutus. In the absence of vitamin C, all kinds of injuries do not heal up properly. Vitamin C deficiency can be caused by smoking; each cigarette destroys up to 100 mg of vitamin C. In the complex it is enhanced with bioflavonoids from citrus fruit (bitter orange and grapefruit) prolonging the time of its activity in the body and the increase of the antioxidant potential. Plant waxes protect against irritation of mucous membranes of the digestive tract. PureWay-C is available as mono-preparation supplement and as a component of multivitamin supplements,, available at www.muscle-zone.pl
Dosage: in sports supplementation 250 - 1000 mg / 24h
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) it is a vitamin soluble in body fluids, can be taken from foods (fruits and vegetables), or as drug derived synthetically. The largest of its resources can be found in broccoli, Brussels sprout, kale, black currant fruit and hawthorn, citrus fruits, tomatoes, Savoy cabbage, potatoes. In fact, intake of vitamin C of the food products does not limit the absorbed quantity. Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a potent antioxidant, it is an antitoxic, increasing the immune system due to the elimination of risk of bacterial contamination. Vitamin C prevents rupture of blood vessels, affects the blood cholesterol level. It substantially increases the absorption of iron. Inhibits the growth of cancer cells. Lowers stress levels.
Vitamin C deficiency causes abnormal development of connective tissue, cracking capillaries, abnormal calcification of bone tissue, impaired absorption of iron, scorbutus. With the lack of vitamin C, all kinds of injuries do not heal up properly. Vitamin C deficiency can be caused by smoking; each cigarette is destroying up to 100 mg of vitamin C.
Dosage: The demand is 60-80 mg daily. It does not limit the ability to consume higher doses. Some side effects may occur only with longer taking of synthetic vitamin C.
Ascorbic acid – vitamin C. Its biologically active form is the L-isomer, which negatively rotates the polarised light, so that it is a dextroisomer (laevorotatory vitamin C does not exist). It is a strong antioxidant; it reduces the amounts of free radicals, which reduces oxidative stress, a factor leading to cell apoptosis, which is why it is indicated to be a cause for premature ageing.
It supports the immune system functions and increases body system immunity. It is an essential element of the collagen synthesis path, which is why it positively affects the condition of connective tissue. Hence, it promotes also wound healing and increases the durability of capillary vessel. It is involved in transformations of tyrosine and carnitine as well as of some nutrients, so that it affects metabolism. It can also have an impact on the nervous system functions, as it reduces mental fatigue.
Higher supply of vitamin C is especially recommended in the periods of more intensive body system burden, after infections and in order to accelerate regeneration. The indications for increased supply of the vitamin are also hard physical work or intensive trainings.
Flavonoids are derivatives of chromone, their rich source of vitamin P (includes routine and quercetin and other flavonoids). They have the ability to restore flexibility of blood vessels, facilitating the work of the heart muscle (antiatherogenic action). They are an antitoxin for myocardial toxication with lactic acid. Used in inflammatory conditions of the urinary system, also they have a diuretic effect. Delay diabetes, help to keep the body's balance of sugar. The raw material of flavonoids are, for example, elderberry (leaves and fruit), bearberry leaves and birch, horsetail herb, knotweed. They are a shield against ultraviolet, and the protection of the body when exposed to radioactive elements during cancer radiation therapy. The most popular of them - routine, can be used without any side effects, even for a period of one year. Flavonoids are poorly soluble in water, and hence usually their alcoholic extraction are used
Zinc (chemical element from transition group 12) belongs to the trace elements, it helps maintain acid-base balance of the body, protein, energy, lipid and carbohydrate metabolism. It provides bone metabolism and transport of oxygen. It protects the body against free radicals. Necessary for the proper operation of the senses of taste and smell. Positive impact on the process of insulin metabolism in the pancreas. It supports visual adaptation to the dark, has a significant influence on brain function. It is helpful in the treatment of infertility and mental illness.
Zinc deficiency leads to decreased immunity, and growth retardation. Zinc deficiency can occur in case of excessive consumption of simple sugars. In the case of hormonal therapy of women with irregular menstruation, the therapy should be associated with increased consumption of zinc. It can be found in food like: beans, eggs, carrots, beef and pork meat, milk, nuts, citrus fruits, seafood, rice, cottage cheese, lettuce.
Dosage: Daily 12-15 mg zinc. Exceeding the daily dose of 20 mg cause symptoms of poisoning of the body.
Zinc amino acid chelate - an organic compound formed by complexometry i.e. the coupling of a metal ion (zinc) and amino acid. As a result of zinc chelating, a substance, with greater opportunities to use by the body, is obtained, thanks to an increase of bioavailability of the body. Maintains acid-base balance (pH factor ensuring stability in the body). It is used in medicine to treat poisoning by heavy metals (antitoxin). Its neutrality with respect to compounds hindering the bioavailability of zinc (e.g. Phytates) reduces their performance and improves bioavailability of the metal. It is very important that zinc is involved in many metabolic and energy processes. Participates in the synthesis of proteins, the production of certain hormones (especially testosterone) and increases immunity. Supplements containing zinc amino acid chelate are recommended in sport because of the perfect synthesis of testosterone, especially for athletes practising sports that require endurance and strength training. It should be included in the diet of vegetarians and vegans.
Zinc amino acid chelate is available in the form of mono preparations (often fortified with ascorbic acid - vitamin C), vitamin and mineral supplements, also as a component of complexes such as ZMA, MZB.
Dosage: 10-30 mg per day.